December 30, 2011

I'm Back! Time for a Sneak Peek, Giveaway & More

I'm back & after a very restful week with my family I'm ready to begin a new year. I want to thank you all so much for supporting me this past year. It was a wonderful 2011. You all are a great blessing to my family. So, thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

I have a lot of fun things planned for 2012. I'll be continuing the monthly MIS on facebook & the first one will be this Saturday, 1/7 at 7pm EST. So come along, grab the free template & play along with the challenge & you might even win some money to my store! There is also going to be a monthly Gallery Stand Out here at Scrapping with Liz. So make sure you upload your pages to my gallery & your page just might be featured on my blog & if it is you'll get an exclusive freebie from me! You'll also want to make sure you are signed up for my newsletter & are a liker on facebook....because I have this whole pack of Journaling Mats & Masks that I'm just dying to give away! Along with awesome new products, I also have some fun blog posts planned for the year. You won't want to miss any of it.

Now, I'll get on with the sneak peek because I know that's what you really want to see. So here it is. 3 pages made with 1 template! Yup, these new templates are very versatile & you can use them in soooo many ways (I'm not exaggerating).  Go below to see what you have to do to win these goodies. I'm releasing two sets with a total of 8 templates this week!

I Used Magical Christmas by Jady Day Studios & Flergs.
Frames from My Girl & Huntington & older kits.

Does this look like something you might want? All you have to do is leave a comment here telling me you want them & you could win them all! I'll choose  a winner on 1/4 at 11PM EST. I'll announce the winner here in the comments & on my facebook page. Please keep an eye out to see if you are the winner.

Now, as usual, I'm going to remind you of a few things going on at Scrap Orchard.

And here's the mega for January. It's a steal of a deal.

December 28, 2011

December Daily "In Quotes" - Final Week

I'm done!!! I really loved doing this project but I'm happy I'm done. I'm really looking forward to printing if I can only figure out how I want to print it. Anybody have any suggestions?

So let me review with you the last few days leading up to Christmas in case you missed it on facebook.
Oh & be sure to check out Week 1, Week 2 & Week 3 if you missed those.

Can you tell she could hardly wait for Christmas?

I should have recorded her singing this. It was adorable!

This is our Emmie. She didn't even hesitate when she said this. We sponsor two girls through World Vision. Each year the girls browse the World Vision Catalog to figure out what they want to "buy". Then they make up a chart & raise the money by doing odd jobs around the house during the month of December. Emmie wanted to give her "tooth fairy" money away.

She sounded so mature when she said this & it just got me to thinking.....

Truly! You should have seen the light in her eyes when she said this. It's like it clicked. She knew that He is the reason!

I hope I didn't get too sentimental for you all. I know this is something I'm going to cherish in the years to come.

If you all did a December Daily Album I would love to see it. Just hook me up to your gallery or blog. I'll take a look later this week.

I won't have any releases this week. I've been taking a much needed break....besides popping in here to do this blog post.

I'll be back next week with some new stuff for you all! It's going to be a great year!

December 23, 2011

Blogwear Templates

Do you have a blog that you'd like to pretty up? Or do you have plans to start a new blog with the New Year? Liz just released a set of blogwear templates to help you give your blog a personalized touch with your digital scrapbook supplies. This set has a couple options to choose from for your background, header, sidebar labels and more. They have a scrappy look with strips and scallops and clustering. Also included in your download is a picture tutorial for installing your images to your Blogger blog. On sale 20% off through 12/29.

A few of us on the team took this opportunity to decorate our blogs.  Here are the headers we made, and you can click over to see the rest of the blogs.

Have fun working on your blogs! Thanks for stopping by.

December 21, 2011

December Daily "In Quotes" Week 3

Do you want to see more of my December Daily "In Quotes" pages? Well, that's what I'm going to show you today. And here some links to remind you of my little project. Week 1, Week 2 and here's a Freebie & Tutorial  to help you get started, well okay, maybe not to get started, since it's well in to December BUT grab the freebie, learn how to resize your templates & you can use the templates for almost anything.

Here goes.

Ah, the oblivious child. I think every family has one....or should have one. It's quite cute.
I think I have to agree. Hot chocolate is too hot!

Melt my heart.

It's like she's making us feel guilty for telling her the truth about Santa.

I'm not going there.

Sisters. :)

My daughter did indeed eat Frosty's head & she told me it was delicious.

Maybe I shouldn't have put the Christmas tree up until the day before Christmas.....but what's the fun in that?

I can't believe I only have 5 days left! I'll be back next week, after Christmas (shwew!), to show you my last few pages.

And remember, even if you don't do a daily page or daily photo or daily least jot down some of your memories. You can scrap 'em later, after the holidays, when things aren't so crazy, right?

December 19, 2011

Sneak Peek & Giveaway

Today's sneak peek might puzzle you. I'm wondering if you can figure out what kind of templates they might be? Well, I'm not going to tell you but you can take your guess. I had a lot of fun making these & my team had a lot of fun using them. They might not be something you can or would use BUT don't take your chances. Go ahead and enter the giveaway by leaving a comment here. I'll choose a winner on 12/21 at 11pm EST. I'll announce the winners here in the comments & on my facebook page. If you win & it's something you can't use then I'll choose another winner. Sound good?

Before I leave you to your normal Monday activities I'm going to remind you of a few things going on over at Scrap Orchard.

Here's this months Mega. It's what I used to make my Christmas Card. It's gorgeous, packed with a whole bunch of fun stuff.

December 15, 2011

50% OFF Sale, New templates, Freebies

It's here! It's Liz's day to have her store 50% off, as part of the Scrap Orchard Advent promotion.  Today, December 15th only.

*All sales, specials and promotions are based on Eastern Time Zone.
Coupons, Plum Perks and sales cannot be combined.
Even the new releases I've got ready to show you are 50% off!  Liz made the Celebrate collection with the theme of scrapping for a party - starting with invitations and ending with your layouts.  You'll find lots of scallops, clusters and paper layering.  Whether you like double pages or singles, a little or a lot of journaling, there are all kinds of options.  You can buy the bundle of all the products or pick the single sets.  Images are linked.



To close, here are some freebies (images linked). This first is the Scrap Orchard Advent Freebie, also available in the Scrap Orchard Newsletter. This freebie is only available for 24 hours.

And here is a Page Starter freebie. Enjoy!

December 14, 2011

Resizing a Card Template Video Tutorial with FREE Templates!

As promised here's a little video tutorial to show you how to resize a template. This is just a basic tutorial (I'm using Photoshop CS3) that will show you how to turn a 4x6 into a 5x7, 4x8 and even an 8x8. Ultimately you could take any size template & adjust it to fit any size that you want. A rectangular shaped template may need more adjusting if you try to change it into a square design. It all depends on the design of the template.

Here are the FREE 4x6 card templates. I made them based off of my December Daily "In Quotes" pages that I've been doing. Feel free to just use these as photo templates too. All you have to do is remove the journaling part & place a photo there instead. Just click on the pic to download.

Download includes layered .psd & .tiff files with drop shadows  Individual unshadowed .png files
Layered .page files for use with SBC+3
Let me know if you have any questions.

December 13, 2011

December Daily "In Quotes" - Week 2

I'm back to show you my December Daily pages from this past week. If you missed my post last week about what I'm doing you can read about it here.

I left off at day 6. So here we are starting on day 7. Day 7's quote had me in tears. Kyla can not wait until we go get her little baby sister. She's ready to have a playmate & someone that will be her best friend. For those of you who might not know we are going through the adoption process. Read more about that here.

This was just the most precious site I ever saw. I really should have taken a picture.

Oh the joys of having a 4 year old redecorate the Christmas tree!

Check out Andrew Peterson's Behold the Lamb of God Album. It's not your traditional Christmas music but it tells  "the true tall tale of the coming of Christ".

My hubby & I got to do a little Christmas shopping by ourselves followed by a nice little dinner.

Emmie likes to make me laugh!

That's it for now but make sure you stop by the blog tomorrow for some FREE template based off of my December Daily pages. Plus there will be a video tutorial to go along with the card templates.


December 12, 2011

It's A Wonderful Week! Sneak Peek & Giveaway

It's going to be a wonderful week here on my blog! You won't want to miss any of it. Today I'm starting of with my normal sneak peek & giveaway. Tomorrow I'll show you all my December Daily pages & then on Wednesday I'm going to have a special video tutorial along with some freebies to go along with the tutorial! On Thursday I have something extra special for'll just have to wait & see what it is!

So for now, the sneak peek. This is a REALLY fun set of templates. Actually there are 4 individual sets, something for everyone! If you want to win them ALL just leave a comment here & I'll choose a winner around 11pm EST on 12/14/11. I'll announce the winner in the comments & on my facebook page.

And of course before I leave you here are some things going on at Scrap Orchard.

There's a new category in the market! It will help you with all of your Project 365/52/12 challenges. Reminds me, I need to go move some of my stuff into that category!

And if you don't know about the Scrap Orchard Advent Event it's not too late to participate. Every day leading up to Christmas there is a freebie & special sale going on. Sign up for their newsletter so you can keep up to date on the freebies & sales! Here's a preview of what you can get for FREE!

Okay, I think that's it! Remember to come back the rest of the week for some more fun.

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